Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Don't Blink...

Today was a good day. I had an all day training for LFS but it was actually interesting. I don't absolutely love Professional Development although I know it's necessary, but today I actually enjoyed it and learned a lot. Plus, I didn't have to teach. Sometimes....you just need a break.

I was talking with a co-worker whose wife just had their daughter 2 weeks ago. He was asking me questions and I told him, "Just don't blink." I still can't believe it's been 3 1/2 months since I gave birth to that precious boy of mine. If this is any inclination as to how fast he's going to grow up, then you can just stop time now.

We're having him dedicated Saturday night at our church and part of our "homework" prior to the dedication is to write out what type of person we want him to be in 18 years. I cried writing it. I don't want to think about that already. I mean, I understand the concept behind it and planning for the future so we'll raise him up right, but I want my little boy to stay little and cuddly and innocent and amazed by everything. I prayed over him tonight when I put him down and when I placed my hand on his tummy to pray, he put his soft little precious hand on top of mine. Oh how I love that beautiful gift...

Then he jabbered himself to sleep. He is too cute and I can't believe how big he's getting. In just one week, he looks like he has put on some serious chunk. I am so unbelievably blessed to be his mother...and to be the wife of one amazing man...and to be the daughter of a mother whom I pray I can be half as wonderful as. Sunday is Mother's Day and now understanding her even more, what can I possibly give her to show my gratitude? Nothing seems right...

Friday night one of my best friends will be here with her daughter. She's visiting from Canada and I can't wait to see how she interacts with Gabriel.

I had my final evaluation by our principal today. It went pretty well. I was satisfactory in a few areas, but most of those had to do with all the new changes and I just haven't perfected everything (totally know I need to improve) but I scored high performing in several areas too. I never expect to score outstanding (the top) because as a 2nd year teacher, I am not even close. I have so much more learning to do and so many ways I can improve.

Looking forward to the weekend when my mom and her roommate Faye will be here. Hoping to get some work done in the yard on Saturday morning.

Well, my eyes are starting to droop so that's my cue. Nighty night!